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LaPlace lawyer indicted for stealing more than $50,000 from clients

A LaPlace lawyer has been indicted in connection with stealing more than $50,000 from multiple clients, one of them elderly, prosecutors said today.

BRPD: Man repeatedly hit child with belt because the boy urinated on himself

A Baton Rouge man was arrested for allegedly hitting a young boy in the head, neck and face with a belt.

Woman killed, man in critical condition due to I-12 crash

A crash involving three passenger vehicles and two 18-wheelers on I-12 claimed the life of a woman, critically injured her husband, and sent two more people to the hospital with injuries.

Concord Avenue to be closed until August 2

Concord Avenue will be entirely closed until August 2. Lane closures will occur 300 feet east Of Valley Creek Dr through Valley Creek Drive, with a full closure at the road's intersection With Concord Drive.

SU Football 2013 Preview: A New Dawn Approaches

After salvaging the 2012 season by posting a 4-5 record which included wins over Jackson State, Florida A&M and Grambling, Dawson Odums proved he deserved the chance to resurrect Southern’s football program.

Rash of attempted credit card thefts due to possible hacker going unreported to law enforcement

Over the past week, banks and credit card companies have made calls to dozens, if not hundreds, of Baton Rouge residents.

CATS leaders pledge accountability in town hall meeting

Leaders of CATS say they will do whatever it takes to prove their good intentions for running a high-quality bus system.

Louisiana’s business climate ranked fourth in the nation, workforce training program remains best in country

Today, Business Facilities announced Louisiana's business climate ranked No.

Department of Revenue announces dates for LA Tax Amnesty 2013

The 2013 Louisiana Legislature instituted a statewide amnesty program for all Louisiana taxpayers as a way to bring current any delinquent taxes with the Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR).

Man admits to punching, choking 6-year-old family member; additional burglary charge

A 30-year-old who is already locked up on a burglary charge has allegedly confessed to punching and choking a 6-year-old family member.